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Pre-Owned Powell Handmade Silver - BODY ONLY Flute


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Unless stated otherwise, all of our pre-owned, ex-demo and ex-display instruments are checked, set up or serviced in our workshop prior to sale.

Our Description

The Powell Solid Handmade flute has superb projection and clarity of sound over the range of the flute. 

General Condition

This flute is in fairly good condition for its age. There are a few minor marks on the surface, as would be expected from general use, and some slightly deeper marks on the footjoint. There is also a small dent in the neck of the body. This instrument has been through the workshop prior to sale.

Workshop notes: an attempt at tuning has been made on this flute; the low C key has been patched, the body/foot stop ring has been removed and the tube shortened. The soldering is functional but not neat.

Condition Report

Condition can be highly subjective. This information is to be taken as a guide only. E&OE.

  • Mechanism (1 to 10): 7
  • Padding (1 to 10): 6
  • Pitch (Hz): 442

About Powell

In 1916, Verne Powell joined the Wm. S. Haynes Company to make wooden flutes and piccolos. By 1926, Powell was the shop foreman at Haynes and was running much of the business. Later that year, he left Haynes to make his own flutes. In 1927, Verne Q. Powell Flutes, Inc. was incorporated at 265 Huntington Drive in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1961, Powell sold his company to four employees who ran the company until 1984 when two employees, Jim Phelan and Rob Viola, became the owners. In 1986 Steven Wasser bought the shares belonging to Mr. Viola and gained controlling ownership. Jim Phelan left the company in 1989 to pursue other interests, and Mr. Wasser became the full owner. Each Powell flute has a unique character, yet all bear a family resemblance. They are made with care to exacting tolerances. Ultimately, a Powell flute is crafted to a high musical performance standard.


  • Fully handmade  .925 means Sterling silver. Alloy of 92.5% silver with 7.5% copper, zinc or other metals.">.925 solid body and mechanism
  • Soldered tone holes
  • French-style 'pointed' key-arms
  • Inline G

What's Included

  • Original hard case.
  • Soft case cover.
  • Metal cleaning rod.

Item Details

Item number: C124048 (Please quote this Item Number if you contact us about this item)
Serial number: 575***
Manufacturer: Powell
Model number: Handmade Silver - BODY ONLY
Category: Pre-Owned Professional Flutes

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